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Motorola Moto Z and Moto Z Force vs. Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and iPhone 6S

Check out how Motorola's new Moto Z and Z Force handsets compare to other flagships phones that are available right now.

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During a launch event in San Francisco, Lenovo and Motorola unveiled two new Moto phones -- the Moto Z and the Moto Z Force. Each handset features a 5.5-inch display, Android 6.0 Marshmallow and a rear backing that you can swap out for other accessories. However, the Z Force has a bigger battery, and its camera has a higher megapixel count.

Both the devices will be sold in the US as a Verizon Droid exclusive, but only the Moto Z will be available in other countries as well.

From a specs point of view, the phones have the hardware to compete with other popular marquee handsets like the Samsung Galaxy S7, LG G5 and Apple iPhone 6S. For example, it's equipped with the powerful Snapdragon 820 processor, 4GB of RAM and the USB Type-C charging standard. To see how else the devices stack up against the competition, check out the chart below.

And for more information, read our full coverage of today's Lenovo and Motorola news here.

Motorola Moto Z and Z Force spec comparison

Motorola Moto Z Motorola Moto Z Force (US only) Samsung Galaxy S7 LG G5 Apple iPhone 6S
Display size, resolution 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.5-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.1-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 5.3-inch; 2,560x1,440 pixels 4.7-inch; 1,334x750 pixels
Pixel density 535ppi 535ppi 576ppi 554ppi 326ppi
Dimensions (inches) 6.11x2.96x0.20 in. 6.14x2.98x0.28 in. 5.6x2.7x0.3 in. 5.88x2.91x0.30 in. 5.4x2.6x0.28 in
Dimensions (millimeters) 155.3x75.3x5.19mm 155.9x75.8x6.99mm 142.4x69.6x7.9mm 149.4x73.9x7.7mm 138x67x7.1mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 4.79 oz. (136g) 5.75 oz. (163g) 5.4 oz. (152g) 5.61 oz. (159g) 5 oz. (143g)
Mobile software Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Android 6.0 Marshmallow Apple iOS 9
Camera 13-megapixel 21-megapixel 12-megapixel 16-megapixel 12-megapixel
Front-facing camera 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 5-megapixel 8-megapixel 5-megapixel
Video capture 4K 4K 4K 4K 4K
Processor 1.8GHz or 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 (varies by region) 2.2 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 2.15GHz + 1.6GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapgradon 820 processor 2.15GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 Apple A9 chip (64-bit)
Storage 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB 32GB, 64GB (varies by region) 32GB 16GB, 64GB, 128GB
RAM 4GB 4GB 4GB 4GB 2GB
Expandable storage 2TB 2TB 200GB 2TB None
Battery 2,600mAh (nonremovable) 3,500mAh (nonremovable) 3,000mAh (nonremovable) 2,800mAh (nonremovable) 1,715mAh (nonremovable)
Fingerprint sensor Below screen Below screen Home button Home button Home button
Connector USB-C USB-C Micro-USB USB-C Lightning
Special features Magnetic Moto Mod snap-on accessories and dedicated accessory port on back Magnetic Moto Mod snap-on accessories and dedicated accessory port on back Water-resistant Pull-out battery, two rear cameras N/A
Price off-contract (USD) TBD TBD AT&T: $695, Sprint: $650, T-Mobile: $670, Verizon: $672, US Cellular: $672 AT&T: $689, Sprint: $576, T-Mobile: $630, Verizon: $624, US Cellular: $636 $649 (16GB); $749 (64GB); $849 (128GB)
Price (GBP) TBD N/A £569 £490 £539 (16GB); £619 (64GB); £699 (128GB)
Price (AU$) TBD N/A AU$1,149 AU$1,099 AU$1,079 (16GB); AU$1,229 (64GB); AU$1,379 (128GB)
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